Heather holds a BSc in Environmental Science and International Development Studies from Dalhousie University and an MSc in Environmental Governance from the University of Oxford. She recently joined Smart Prosperity’s Cities and Communities Program. Heather’s past research and work focused on local government support for various environmental challenges. While at the University of Oxford, Heather researched how local authorities are responding to the risks posed by climate change to transit infrastructure. Previously, Heather worked as a policy consultant to Ghanaian municipalities promoting evidence-based decision-making and innovative tax policy for rural municipalities.